The 13th Annual Conference

The Political Economy of International Organization

February 20-22, 2020

The PEIO conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to any international organization, including the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature. Questions we seek to address include how IOs are organized and governed, what are the incentives of governments dealing with IOs as well as the incentives of the bureaucrats who staff them, and what are the effects of IOs on policy outcomes. We also consider the interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs and have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IO members. Submissions on topics more broadly related to international organization—such as foreign aid, international agreements and international law—are welcome.

Conference Venue:
Vancouver, Canada

2020 Program Committee:

Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich)

Renee Bowen (UC-San Diego)

Katharina Coleman (British Columbia)

Mark Copelovitch (Wisconsin)

Christina Davis (Harvard)

Axel Dreher (Heidelberg)

Simon Hug (Geneva)

Christopher Kilby (Villanova)

Soo Yeon Kim (Singapore)

Katharina Michaelowa (Zurich)

Helen Milner (Princeton)

Daniel Nielson (Brigham Young)

B. Peter Rosendorff (NYU)

Christina Schneider (UC-San Diego)

Randall Stone (Rochester)

Michael J. Tierney (William & Mary)

Eric Werker (Simon Fraser)


Call for Papers


Special issue of the Review of International Organizations: “In memoriam: Stephen Knack,” ed. Christopher Kilby (Villanova University)